299. Joan Shivarpita Harrigan

Bri. Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, Ph.D. is the spiritual director of Patanjali Kundalini Yoga-Care (PKYC-USA). Shiva has practiced, studied, and taught Raja yoga and Advaita Vedanta for more than thirty years. She has been tutored as the designated successor for America in the Kundalini Vidya lineage founded by Gomatagiri Maharaj, learning the oral commentary teachings of Traditional Kundalini Science from her spiritual mentor, Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati. A retired psychologist, she has been a brahmacharini (novice) in the Shankaracharya Vedic monastic order since 1987. She is the author of Kundalini Vidya The Science of Spiritual Transformation: A comprehensive system for understanding and guiding spiritual development and Stories of Spiritual Transformation: The Fulfillment of Kundalini Process – Modern Seekers, Ancient Teachings.

Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care is a spiritual guidance service for qualified spiritual seekers. Based on Traditional Kundalini Science (Kundalini Vidya), it supports serious aspirants in advancing their spiritual progress by providing individualized spiritual practices designed for their particular needs. The specialty of PKYC is to assess the kind of spiritual process that seekers have, to assist them in reaching a stable higher level, and to support them in their continued spiritual advancement by providing ongoing spiritual education, consultations, recommendations, and guidance so they can progress more skillfully and dedicatedly. This helps the divine within make efficient, untroubled, and speedy progress toward Liberation, awareness of oneness with the One.

Transcript of this interview.

Interview recorded 7/12/2015

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to interview with Joana Harrigan
  • 00:04:31 – Kundalini-vidya and Stories of spiritual transformation
  • 00:09:55 – The mystery of intelligence and its role in the universe
  • 00:15:54 – The only source and pitfalls of spiritual materialism
  • 00:21:24 – Views of the Kundalini: An Esoteric View
  • 00:26:16 – Removal of desire and imprints
  • 00:31:07 – Sattvic Mind Development
  • 00:36:34 – Kundalini process and awakening
  • 00:42:09 – Magical ways and Kundalini awakening
  • 00:46:33 – Kundalini-vidya and acceleration of spiritual development
  • 00:51:52 – Interventions for minds
  • 00:56:51 – Cultural relativity and subtle states of consciousness
  • 01:01:47 – Kundalini – Name and meaning
  • 01:06:44 – Life calling and responsibility
  • 01:11:32 – Your genetic strain and vegetarianism
  • 01:17:13 – Emptying and uniting with the One
  • 01:21:46 – Macros: Full Moon Experience
  • 01:27:06 – A thoughtful person and a pious person
  • 01:31:46 – The path of development
  • 01:36:45 – Discovery of yoga and spiritual life
  • 01:41:45 – Spiritual intervention and Kundalini process
  • 01:47:09 – Contexts, trajectories and bringing spiritual practice to people
  • 01:51:40 – The relationship between higher states of consciousness and moral behavior
  • 01:57:11 – Karmic path and levels of awareness
  • 02:01:34 – States of consciousness: waking state, dreaming state and deep sleep state
  • 02:06:02 – Karma purification process
  • 02:11:01 – Seeing angels and other beings
  • 02:16:05 – Low Tamasic Vibration
  • 02:20:37 – Pressure on the top of the head and spiritual obstacles
  • 02:24:52 – Spiritual motivation and living in harmony
  • 02:28:57 – Apple fix and donation button